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Post by Warcry » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:08 pm

Oh good, I was afraid those Joes might be 80s stuff that I'd want to buy. (Also, yes, being six-inch kinda spoils the fun...no vehicles or bases for them, this way.)

There's official pics of some more new Transformers now.

https://news.tfw2005.com/2020/02/21/war ... led-405810

They all look terrible. I can't fathom why Hasbro has decided that releasing ugly CG renders a day before we'll see the real toys is a good idea. All this stuff, I'm sure, will look way cooler on the show floor in a few hours. :)

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Post by Clay » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:20 pm

The doubledealer is so on-point that you'd think it were fake.

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Post by Denyer » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:30 pm

At least CGI is less likely to be mistransformed.

Colour me surprised at the shuttle. If these comprise a wave of MMs I'll go along with that.

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Post by Warcry » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:54 pm

The Astro Squad surprised me too...I really expected a lazy repaint there.

https://news.tfw2005.com/2020/02/22/new ... ges-405916

Snapdragon, Sky Lynx and Smokescreen look pretty nice. Airwave too. The Quintesson stuff is disappointing. So is Megatron, but mainly because of all the rumours gping around that this would be a proper G2 green tank.

Also apparently they're doing a bunch of repaints for the Netflix show?

https://news.tfw2005.com/2020/02/22/new ... ges-406206

A rousing "meh" for all of them, honestly.

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Post by Denyer » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:46 pm

Nice death chicken mode on Doubledealer. Lots of this stuff looks fun. Can't really see any issues with the Quints as they've added some relevant play features to go with what would otherwise be large eggs -- the Allicon, on the other hand, looks dire.

Scorpy comes across well for not being another mostly white/grey/blue large brick, there's enough paint detail to make colours pop -- wonder if it'll all be there on the released version.

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Post by Warcry » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:21 am

There's some real corner-cutting on the transformations lately...Cliffjumper, Arcee, the Allicon. Even worse than some of Siege's weaker-engineered conversions like Soundwave and Reflector. I guess Hasbro is gambling that a big proportion of the fandom only cares about robot mode? Sadly, they're probably not wrong.

I think I'll need to see the Quintesson in person to really judge it, but the sculpting on the faces looks really soft in the pics from TFW. And that'd be a dealbreaker since the faces are literally the whole selling point of the figure. It's nice that they articulated the jaws so that he can laugh at the people he sentences to death, though.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:25 am

Some good stuff on show. I like Scorponok being a double Headmaster (even if he does have a massive forehead), and the proper face for his beast mode. Sky Lynx looks awesome and I'm very excited for him. Snapdragon looks good too, as does Runamuck. Airwave looks neat and will make a nice base for Stormcloud and Vhisper :) Arcee has a very nice robot mode, but I guess Hasbro have given up with trying to make the kibble go anywhere and the 'hoverboard' is just silly. It would have been better if this actually transformed, instead of being just the back half of her alt-mode. I can't say that it bothers me too much, as these shapely female body types have otherwise just ended up with loads of awkward car parts dangling off them. Quite like the Netflix repaints myself, although the one for Hound is a bit pointless. He's a different shade of green now. Big whoop.

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Post by zigzagger » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:33 am

Mmmmm, Doubledealer. Cool bot mode, triple-changer, faction-flipping gimmick, cassette-storing gimmick, and optional Krok & Skar if one felt so inclined. This will do. :)

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